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@Rochester: News for University of Rochester

In Today's Issue

  • Student Places Third in Math Contest
  • Winners Announced for Annual Voice Competition
  • Fertility Specialist Cited by National Organization
  • Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching Quickly
  • Humanities Project: Theorizing Black Scholars
  • Holiday Hours Set for Wilson Commons, Bookstore
  • Happy Thanksgiving

News and Announcements

Student Places Third in Major Math Contest
Xiaoqing “Sean” Tang ’12 finished third in the 32nd Annual Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest. Two other Rochester students, Christopher Kauffman ’11 and Kevin Lin ’12, each scored 20 points, earning them a tie for 17th place. That score put them in the top three percent of the field.

Winners Announced in Annual Voice Competition
Eastman School graduate students Thomas Lehman, Erin Gonzalez, and Alyssa Mae Doggett were named the winners of this year’s Friends of Eastman Opera voice competition, held Nov. 20 in Kilbourn Hall.

Fertility Specialist Cited by National Organization
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine presented its Distinguished Service Award for 2010 to John Queenan Jr., an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical Center. Queenan, a fertility specialist with the Strong Fertility Center, was cited by for his contributions in reproductive medicine coding.

Open Enrollment Deadline Approaching Quickly
The annual open enrollment period for University health care plans, dental plans, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Health Savings Account (HSA) for 2011 ends Nov. 29. Any changes made after the open enrollment deadline will require a qualifying event. Contributing to a FSA and/or HSA? You must make a 2011 election. If you fail to elect a contribution amount for 2011, regardless of whether you participated in 2010, your 2011 contribution will be $0. ASK-URHR (275-8747) will be available until 6 p.m. today and Monday, Nov. 29, if you wish to make your changes via telephone. Questions? Call ASK-URHR or visit the Benefits Web site.

Humanities Project: Theorizing Black Scholars
Maryse Conde, a professor emerita from Columbia University is the featured speaker at the Humanities Project conference "Theorizing Black Studies: Representing African-Americans in the African Imagination." The conference will be held Dec. 3 and 4 in the Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library.

Holiday Hours Set for Wilson Commons, Bookstore
Wilson Commons will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and will reopen at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The River Campus bookstore will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, and the Medical Center bookstore will close at 3:30 p.m. The River Campus, Eastman, and Medical Center stores will all be closed Nov. 25-28.

Happy Thanksgiving
Check out a special holiday-themed University homepage this afternoon. Look for the the next issue of @Rochester after the holiday weekend, on Monday, Nov. 29.

Nov. 24, 2010
Today's Forecast:
Sunny, High 41°
PM Showers, High 44°
Today's Event Highlight
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s
Memorial Art Gallery.

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Rochester in the News
13WHAM-TV (Nov. 23)
Is the CD Dead?
How do you get your music? What is the future of music? John Covach, chair of the College Department of Music and a professor of music theory at Eastman, discusses those topics on 13WHAM-TV. Watch Part I and Part II of the interview.

In Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education (Nov. 20)
Graduate Programs Grow Less Diverse Without Racial Preferences, Research Suggests
State bans on the use of affirmative-action preferences by public colleges have resulted in significant declines in black, Hispanic, and Native American enrollments in graduate programs, concludes the first study to broadly examine the impact of such prohibitions on graduate education. Read more...

Sports Buzz
Men's Basketball
Nov. 27: 8 p.m. vs. Pitt-Bradford, UR/HIA Tournament.
Nov. 28: UR/HIA Tournament consolation/championship games.
Dec. 1–Dec. 4, Wendy's Classic Tournament, played at several local colleges.

Women's Basketball
Nov. 30–Dec. 4, Wendy's Classic Tournament, played at several local colleges.

Get the latest athletic news at the Rochester Athletics Web site.

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